Monday, March 17, 2008

IF- Heavy


"Heavy" collage on cigar box lid

Heavy...ok so I chose the literal interpretation. I just read a trilogy of books my 10 yr-old recommended called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Fun books for the 10 to 12 set.

I must have Greek Myths on the brain, an image popped into my head of Atlas holding up the earth. I know the story he's holding up the heavens, but he's always drawn holding the earth isn't he? Either way, a good example of carrying a heavy load.

I see being a parent is similar, we carry so much on our shoulders.

Oh and the egg is cut from a book on tax law. I think this page was talking about corporate capital gains. That's heavy or maybe just boring!!! *grins*






14 comments:

Deb Johnson said...

Very cool illustration!

elizabeth said...

Nice textures.

pupu said...

I love it. :D

JO said...

Fantastic, love the colors and design.

annax said...

I love it! Very cute!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cute....

eydie said...

another nice painting and I like the thoughts behind it--esp the tax paper......

WorkingWords100 said...

It's great how the brain processes information to give inspiration.

Wonderful

RyanLoghry said...

Nice illustration, I love the pose on the bird, it makes my back ache. And I really like the textures. great job.

Cheryl said...

If that bird laid that egg, now that's a burden. Wonderful work.

thedoodlegirl said...

Very, very nice. I love the colors.

Bee said...

Great work! Love this illustration and your excellent use of colour.

knitsteel said...

It's all so true, the parenting metaphor and the financial metaphor.

rachael said...

i love this!